Two-year-old filly Gumpert (Roc de Cambes) was able to clear maiden company at the second time of asking at Matamata on Wednesday, winning The Meat Co, Robow’s, Two Tones 1200 by 3-1/2 lengths.
She finished eighth on debut at Counties last month and trainer Trevor Da Cruz said a slight gear change has helped his filly.
“I was quite happy with how she raced today,” he said.
“Unfortunately in her first start I encountered a little issue. After watching the replay of her first race I noticed that she hung in a bit. After that I went back to the drawing board and we made a slight gear change and did a little bit of work on her body.
“We got the result today. This is what she was supposed to do in her first race, so I am glad she ran to form today.”
Da Cruz was pleased with the win and is looking forward to the future with the daughter of Roc De Cambes.
“She is bred to stay a bit, so it’s quite handy that she has got speed,” he said.
“I will discuss it with her owner, Mr Kwok, and we will make a plan. I think at the moment we will run her through her grades and slowly step her up in trip and see how she handles it.”
Gumpert was bred by The Oaks Stud, and is from the stakes placed Hot Pursuit. She was sold at the New Zealand Bloodstock 2018 Book 2 Sale for $30,000.
-NZ Racing Desk